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Where Is Donald Trump? An FAQ About Why Donald Trump Isn’t at This Debate

Anderson Cooper with Jim Webb, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, and Lincoln Chafee at the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015.

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Where’s Donald Trump? Why isn’t he at this debate?

Donald Trump is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. This debate is for candidates who are Democrats.